Track 2

Charles T. Jahren is the W. A. Klinger Teaching Professor and the Assistant Chair for Construction Engineering in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University, and former Editor-in-Chief and current Chair of the Editorial Board, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.  His research interests include the use of advance technologies to improve learning, electronic data exchange in design and construction and road construction and maintenance methods.

Track 2- Presentation Title: Digital Data Exchange Innovation on Construction in US Transportation Agencies

Abstract: This paper reviews important initiatives involving electronic document management; 3D, 4D, 5D and XD modeling; workflows integrating planning, design and maintenance functions. Possible roles for transportation construction professionals to provide leadership in agency wide digital data exchange schemes will also be discussed. Examples of successful efforts to encourage innovation and implementation will be presented.


Jeb S. Tingle is a Senior Research Civil Engineer and Program Manager in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He is responsible for developing, planning and conducting complex civil engineering research in the airfield facilities. Mr. Tingle’s areas of expertise include geosynthetics, soil stabilization, unsurfaced airfields, dust abatement, and airfield damage repair. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Mississippi.

Track 2- Presentation Title: Accelerated Testing of Rapid Setting Repair Materials for Constructed Infrastructure Facilities



Chia-pei Chou is a Distinguished Professor at National Taiwan University and she was appointed as Director of the Center for International Academic Exchange of NTU and CEO of Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan. She also served as Associate Dean of College of Engineering. She worked  as Director of Science and Technology Division in the US for Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology.

Track 2- Presentation Title: Smoothness Specification for Taiwan Freeway System



Byung-Suk Kim is a Senior Researcher (former Vice President) at the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) in Korea. He currently serves as Vice President of Korean Society of Civil Engineers and Vice President of Korean Institute of Bridge and Structural Engineers. His current research interest is the Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) and a Principal Investigator for the research project “Development of SUPER Concrete with compressive strength of 80~180 MPa and its applications” for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korea.

Track 2- Presentation Title: Application of UHPC for Infrastructure